Section 377 and people with absolutely no logic

July 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm 6 comments

I am very delighted that the Supreme Court in India decided to overthrow the section 377 that criminalizes homosexual acts.  Finally, a triumph of the constitution over the ever increasing moral police that seems to be opening branches everywhere in the country.

And then, there are these interviews.  With supposedly highly educated people who lead commissions and whatnot. And what is their stellar logic you might ask? That HUMAN RACE WILL GO EXTINCT!!! I mean, have they even checked the population of India recently? Even if the number of homosexuals in India doubled overnight, the Indian population will chug along, almost unaffected by it – like an unstoppable force until it consumes all the resources we have – and then, surely the human race will go extinct.

In all this chaos , I spotted a voice of reason coming from Celina Jaitely who asks the right questions. Like if marriages indeed were for procreation ( marriages because, you know, in India we don’t have sex – we just have babies after marriage ), then the court should order that every man and woman be tested for fertility before sanctioning their union. Ofcourse, impotent men, women who have reached menopause and such will not be allowed to marry. Why only homosexuals?

Anyways, for now, I will take what is given to me and celebrate. That my country is no longer one of “those” countries that go after homosexuals. Atleast legally. Socially, it is a totally different ball game.

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  • 1. DewdropDream  |  July 3, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Socially speaking there’s a very long road to be travelled but hey, legally we are progressive. That is a lot to be thankful for. Thanks for the link to celina jaitley’s blog… must say, she packs a punch… quite the smart and intellectual chick. My aunt interviewed her once and said as much but I didn’t believe her then… I do now. did you see the comments though? I think we need to start a homosexual awareness programme like we have AIDS awareness programme… half-baked knowledge is SUCH a dangerous thing, specially in a country so populated as ours.

    Clueless: So true, many many people think gays are pedophiles and rapists! And for Celina…I am very happy to find a Bollywood celebrity who can talk so much sense on such a sensitive issue.

  • 2. DewdropDream  |  July 5, 2009 at 11:17 am

    I linked to your post in mine, wanted to tell you.

  • 3. Agosupe  |  July 7, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Great post!

  • 4. Rohini  |  July 9, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I can’t decide if the concern about the human race becoming extinct is utterly hilarious or downright pathetic…

  • 6. indianworkingwoman  |  August 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    very informative especaily living so much away from India, can’t follow all the thigns which go on in india. I m glad, at-least legally we have made progress here. Socially we will catch up too

    anyways,
    I am just amazed to see contradiction of things which are legal…one what you have here and another one is
    http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/brinda_karat_questions_sc_judgement.php?page=1

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